To do nothing goes against all the conditioning of the world. When you think you have a problem, to do nothing to solve it would seem strange to most. Yet it is in the “doing” that one doesn’t see that there is no problem. The doing creates the problem. If you can sit, even if only momentarily, you will see that there is no problem, it is all in your head.
Doing nothing in the face of life screaming “do something” begins to take the power away from the mind. From the thoughts that say “things should be some other way.” If things are meant to be some other way, they will be, wait and see.
All the action to “make something” some other way, is just wasted energy. Because as you begin to “do nothing” with more regularity about the thoughts and situations that appear, you will find that the only thing you ever did was “think” you could do something, and that was where the energy was wasted. What you will do, that you do not know, you must, in a sense, train yourself, to wait and see what will happen.
If you are going to “actually” do something it will happen without your assistance. It seems as if two things are being spoken about here, and in a sense they are. Because most think that they are the one doing it, that they are the doing, so that is who I speak to when I say “you are not doing it” I am speaking to the one that is actually not doing it … but thinks it is.
To some this will sound crazy, but to a small few they will begin to pause. When the whole world or when the mind is screaming “do something.” They will stop. Take a look around and see, is this really happening or am I only “thinking” this is happening. And if they look around and see that there is not much actually going on around them, a smile will appear on their face and they will wait and see what happens next. Maybe something, maybe nothing, but they are beginning to know that it is not up to them.